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About

Since our founding in 1933 during the Great Depression that shook the globe, Catholic Charities of Oregon has been a trusted ally of the most poor and marginalized, and a leader in finding innovative solutions to poverty and injustice. We are proud to serve all God’s Children as the Official Domestic Relief Agency of the Catholic Church in Oregon.

Our mission is to assure that essential, life-saving services and supports are accessible to the most vulnerable Oregonians. The services we provide across the state of Oregon include affordable and supportive housing, financial empowerment, mental health & counseling, pregnancy and parenting support, legal services, intensive case management and more.

We are a member of Catholic Charities USA and of Caritas International, the global network of agencies that make up the charitable arm of the world-wide Catholic Church.

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Mission & Vision

Mission statement

Inspired by the transformative power of God’s love, Catholic Charities of Oregon — the social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon — partners with the most vulnerable, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Vision for society

Catholic Charities of Oregon envisions a society in which all people thrive economically, socially, and spiritually; cultivate diverse, respectful, and just communities; and recognize the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life.

Vision for the organization

Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals and to support their physical and social well-being.

*Adopted by the Board of Catholic Charities of Oregon March 14, 2013.

Whom We Work With

We welcome and serve everyone, regardless of race, religion, or orientation.
For our partners

We focus on solidarity, love, dignity, family, caring for the world around us, and ensuring that basic life needs are not only met but exceeded and maintained.

For our volunteers

We focus on making sure that every bit of good is squeezed out of every minute of time given and every dollar spent. We’re effective, caring, and nonjudgmental, and we welcome everyone.

For our future team

At Catholic Charities of Oregon, we care for our employees so they can take care of others. Together, we work to make a concrete, hands-on difference in our community.

Articles

Emergency Services for Jackson County

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
If you live in Jackson County, Oregon, and are facing legal or financial hardships or need emotional support due to the Oregon wildfires, Catholic Charities may be able to help.

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Amy DeWallace

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and spread Christ’s light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are able…

Get a sneak peek of this year’s annual Celebration of Hope gala

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
2020 was an unprecedented year of extreme challenges, but the support of our Catholic Charities network hasn’t wavered. Now more than ever, our brothers and sisters need our help as they begin to rebuild their lives. Join us on Saturday, March 13, 2021, as we gather together virtually to celebrate hope and to spread goodwill…

RSVP today for our annual Celebration of Hope gala

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
2020 was an unprecedented year of extreme challenges, but the support of our Catholic Charities network hasn’t wavered. Now more than ever, our brothers and sisters need our help as they begin to rebuild their lives. Join us on Saturday, March 13, 2021, as we gather together virtually to celebrate hope and to spread goodwill…